Mark Kirk

(AP Photo)

26 senators defy Obama, back Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a quarter of the Senate defied President Barack Obama on Thursday by introducing legislation that could raise sanctions on Iran, and compel the United States to support Israel if it […]

12/19/2013

In key shift, US oil production tops net imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first month in nearly two decades, the U.S. in October extracted more oil from the ground than it imported overseas. It’s an important milestone for a nation seeking desperately to […]

11/13/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Gay rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans’ greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after lawmakers narrowly rejected discrimination […]

11/04/2013

US President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama orders new economic sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning the screw on Iran and its nuclear program, the Obama administration imposed new sanctions Monday on Iran’s currency and auto industry, seeking to render Iranian money useless outside the country and […]

06/03/2013